- Oct 4, 2007
Haha, had to laugh, yeah me too on that one.
Microsoft has had this shotgun approach since win7, throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. The result is a lot of unsuccessful products and a confused operating system that does not really know which way it's going.
Big problem for Microsoft is a really awful public image. They're one of the most predatory companies and have got to where they are mostly though unscrupulous practices. For example Bill Gates flat out stole the mouse and keyboard invention from Zerox and based Windows on it.
Most people are at best indifferent to Microsoft. Other people flat out avoid anything associated with Microsoft. So when they try to monopolize on some great new idea, it almost never takes off because of their bad name. They've had some successes obviously, but it's usually achieved by undermining the competition.
Yeah, I would love to see someone give multiple reasons why they use Linux that has nothing to do with MAC OS or Windows. I use anything there is simply because I want too but, I usually focus my main attention on Windows, just because. However, I do with OS/2 and before that, the Amiga has been successful.